China expected to take lead in offshore wind capacity by 2021 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The U.K., which now leads the world in offshore wind installations, will soon lose its title to China, despite plans to double its capacity by 2030. The analyst firm FTI Consulting expects China’s cumulative offshore capacity to pull ahead of the U.K. after 2021.That year, China is expected to have almost 10.9 gigawatts of cumulative capacity, compared to less than 10.4 gigawatts in the U.K. China has been catching up with the U.K. since 2017, when Chinese offshore wind installations breached the 1-gigawatt mark.From 2019 onward, FTI Consulting expects China to install 2 gigawatts per year, rising to 4 gigawatts annually by 2025. In contrast, the U.K. is not expected to reach 2 gigawatts per year until 2024.China’s advancement comes as the U.K. completed a number of prominent projects in 2018, including the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, which clocks in at 659 megawatts, plus the 573-megawatt Race Bank and 400-megawatt Rampion plants.Pointing to the scale of China’s ambitions, this month Jiangsu Province in eastern China was reported to have approved 24 offshore wind projects with a total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts, all due to come online before the end of 2020. The 122.29 billion yuan (USD $18 billion) investment is part of a plan called “Three Gorges on Sea” that aims to develop 10 gigawatts of offshore wind in Jiangsu, reports said.The Jiangsu projects approved this month are nearly six times as much as the 1.2 gigawatts of offshore wind power that China installed nationally in 2017, based on figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). They also represent more than twice as much capacity as the whole country had installed offshore at the end of 2017, which GWEC put at almost 2.8 gigawatts.More: China set to overtake UK as offshore wind leader by 2021
The U.S. Treasury on May 23 added 20 companies and individuals to its Iran sanctions blacklist, accusing them of supporting Tehran’s nuclear efforts and helping the country avoid international sanctions. Malaysia-based Petro Green and a top company official, Hossein Vaziri, were placed on the U.S. blacklist for their work with firms linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the Naftiran Intertrade Company, both primary targets of U.S. sanctions. They include Iran-based transport and freight companies Aban Air, DFS Worldwide and Everex, as well as officials of the three, which the Treasury said work to get around bans on doing business with already-blacklisted Iran Air. By Dialogo May 28, 2013 Two companies and one person were hit with sanctions for their work in Iran’s nuclear program, which the U.S. believes is aimed at producing nuclear weapons, an allegation Iran denies. The sanctions blacklist bans U.S. entities and individuals from any financial or commercial relations with those named. In addition, the Iranian deputy defense minister and dean of Malek Ashtar University, Reza Mozaffarinia, was named for his work on Iran’s missile program. “These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and exposing key proliferation-related networks that span the globe from Europe to Asia.” “These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iran’s clandestine nuclear and weapons programs,” the Treasury said in a statement.
EXPO 2020 Dubai will be held under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and is expected to be the most visited EXPO exhibition that will bring together over 25 million people from more than 180 countries and provide access to the markets of Africa, Asia, Europe, America, and access to markets with a total of 3,2 billion consumers. The competition invites all those interested in offering the best creative and performance solution for the layout and content of the Croatian pavilion. In addition to the development of the conceptual design, the tender also includes its implementation, maintenance and uninstallation. The EXPO World Exhibition, which is expected to feature over 25 million people from more than 180 countries, will take place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021. The pavilion for the Croatian presentation for which the conceptual design is required will be located within the theme park “Mobility”, while the theme of the Croatian pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai will be “Mobility of the Mind”. The tender is open until March 1, 2019, and the Croatian National Tourist Board will hold its oral presentation for interested bidders in mid-January. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia as the National Commissioner for Croatia’s participation in the EXPO, stated: “By participating in the upcoming 2020 exhibition in Dubai, Croatia will have the opportunity to present its economic, cultural, tourist and other potentials and show the world that even a relatively small country can contribute to enriching the world’s treasury of knowledge through innovation and creativity. That is why the National Committee of the Republic of Croatia for the World Exhibition EXPO chose the theme Mobility of Mind through which Croatia will be able to present itself as a country of innovative projects, ideas, inventions and creative individuals who, due to the desire for challenges and openness to the new, sometimes with little resources Recognition. I believe that through the announced tender we will find a bidder who will best translate this energy of Croatian minds into the conceptual design of our pavilion.” The tender for the selection of bidders for the design of the Croatian pavilion at the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai was published on the website of the Croatian National Tourist Board. Attachment: TENDER FOR SELECTION OF BIDDERS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPTUAL SOLUTION OF THE CROATIAN PAVILION AT EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI, ITS IMPLEMENTATION, MAINTENANCE AND UNINSTALLATION
During the meeting, Sen. Hailey Robertson also tabled her proposed pro-consent reusable cup project, which she requested funding for at last week’s meeting. Robertson hopes to develop a more substantive campaign before presenting it to the Senate for a vote. “There’s certain things that UCLA was doing about sustainability or just in general [in] their campus climate that contrasted a lot from USC, either people being in general more well-informed or even we saw they have a way bigger budget for service organizations,” Johnson said. SLAC hosted a conference at UCLA Sunday with 51 student government representatives from 15 institutions, including USC, Stanford University, Occidental College and Pitzer College. Participants deliberated on administrative differences between student governments, issues of administrative transparency and efforts to increase student engagement, USG Senior Director of Communications Truman Fritz said. “As our mission mentions, it’s [important] to share best practices, share insights, and share things and problems and solutions that we found at other institutions that we can bring back home and really enhance the student experience here,” Fritz said. “We’re exploring other alternatives, like maybe getting other organizations involved, as well as creating a more cohesive campaign that can be more meaningful and impactful,” Robertson said. “It was very insightful to understand how they are structured and the influences that their overall institutions have on that, particularly like differences between public and private institutions,” Johnson said. Sen. Emily Johnson said she appreciated learning about the different structures of the participating student governments during the conference. She was particularly interested in how student governments are funded and the role the Senate branch plays within the academic institution. SLAC will host another conference in January. Undergraduate Student Government proposed a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting to continue its involvement in the Student Leadership Association of California, an organization of 15 student governments dedicated to collaboration between student leaders at universities. SLAC’s opportunities for collaboration have brought forth results in the past. In June, USC and UCLA representatives released a joint statement on campus sexual assault, which condemned the lack of transparency and accountability from administrators concerning incidents of sexual assault and reaffirmed their commitment to improving campus climate. Student government leaders from USC, Stanford, UCLA and Yale, including USG President Trenton Stone, also co-authored an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in August concerning their schools’ involvement in the college admissions scandal. The writers argued that there are systemic barriers to higher education that must be addressed to help less privileged students have equal opportunities. Fritz, who acted as the interim chairman for the SLAC Board of Directors, said representatives also discussed formalizing SLAC as an association by instituting an ancillary organizational structure. USC, Occidental and Pitzer initially established SLAC in 2018 to connect student governments from across California and had 10 attendees at the first conference. Undergraduate Student Government senators proposed a resolution to continue participating in the Student Leadership Conference Association of California conference at a Tuesday meeting. (Karla Leung | Daily Trojan) Johnson also said she found herself reflecting on how to improve the way USG functions and learned about certain initiatives at different universities that could be implemented at USC. Robertson anticipates that the cups will available for the USC vs. UCLA football game Nov. 23.